Slovakia March 2016: Suzuki Vitara up to #4, first non-Skoda

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The Slovakian new car market is in great shape this year: up 17% year-on-year in March to 8.556 registrations and up 21% so far this year to 21.895 units. The Skoda Fabia retains the title it snapped off its larger stablemate the Octavia last year with a round 500 deliveries in March and 1.270 year-to-date vs. 391 and 1.187 for the Octavia while the Rapid is a fair distance away at 307 and 773. The performer of the year so far in Slovakia is the Suzuki Vitara, up to 4th place both in March and year-to-date, with other strong nameplates including the Hyundai Tucson (#7), Skoda Superb (#8) and Opel Astra (#9), overtaking its archenemy the VW Golf year-to-date (#5 vs. #9) thanks to the new model.

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Slovakia Full Year 2015: Skoda Fabia reclaims title off Octavia

Skoda Fabia Slovakia 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukThe Skoda Fabia signs its first win in Slovakia since 2012.

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New car sales in Slovakia are up 9% year-on-year to 85.386 registrations, and we have a new market leader in the models ranking. Thanks to the new generation boosting sales up 34%, the Skoda Fabia reclaims the title of best-selling car in Slovakia it last held in 2012 off the Octavia (+9%), leader in 2013 and 2014. It is the 12th time in the past 16 years that the Fabia is #1 in Slovakia. The Skoda Rapid rounds up the podium for the third consecutive year but gains only 1%, resulting in a smaller share at 4.6%. Despite sales down 4%, the Kia Cee’d reclaims its foreigner crown off the VW Golf (-12%) with the Hyundai i30 (+7%) in tow.

Suzuki Vitara Slovakia 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukThe Suzuki Vitara lands directly in 7th place in Slovakia.

Exceptional welcome for the Suzuki Vitara, landing directly in 7th place with 1.475 sales and 1.7% share, by far the most popular new entrant of 2015 ahead of the Hyundai Tucson (#41) and Mercedes GLE (#105) and, most impressively, already the #1 SUV in the country above the Kia Sportage (#11) and Skoda Yeti (#12). The Hyundai i20 (+42%) and Fiat Ducato (+21%) also shine in the Top 10, while outside let’s single out the VW Passat, up 39% to #13.

Over in the brands ranking, Skoda stays sovereign at 19.5% share, even outpacing the market with sales up 10%, above Volkswagen (+3%) while Hyundai (+18%) overtakes sister brand Kia (-3%) to take the third place. Peugeot (+9%) and Opel (+20%) post dynamic gains while outside the Top 10 Fiat (+25%), Mitsubishi (+38%), Nissan (+47%), Jeep (+54%) and Volvo (+60%) shine.

Previous post: Slovakia September-October 2015: Hyundai Tucson on podium

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia holds off Fabia and Rapid for #1

Two years ago: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

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Slovakia September-October 2015: Hyundai Tucson in Top 10

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We update two months worth of sales in a go for Slovakia, with September up 13% to 6.617 registrations but October down 5% to 7.483 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 69.336 units, up 6% on the same period in 2014. In September the Skoda Fabia holds onto its throne with 6.7% share while the Octavia overtakes the Rapid for 2nd place at 4.6% vs. 3.9% with the Kia Cee’d particularly strong in 4th position and 3.3% share. The VW Polo is up 17 ranks on August to #7, the Suzuki Vitara down 4 to #9, the Skoda Superb up 21 to #12  and the Hyundai Tucson up a further 3 to #13. In October, the Top 4 best-sellers return to their year-to-date order with the Fabia distancing the Rapid, Octavia and Kia Cee’d. The VW Golf (#5) and Suzuki Vitara (#7) are both up two ranks, while the Hyundai Tucson breaks into the Top 10 at #8.

Previous month: Slovakia August 2015: Suzuki Vitara soars to 5th place

One year ago: Slovakia October 2014: Suzuki SX4 surprise best-seller

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Slovakia August 2015: Suzuki Vitara soars to 5th place

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With the traditional one month delay we can now share with you Slovakian models data for August when 7.297 new cars found a new home (+29%), lifting the year-to-date total to 55.236. Skoda monopolises the podium once again with the Fabia (7.1%), Rapid (4.5%) and Octavia (3.3%) dominating the sales charts. The Opel Astra is up 3 spots on July to a cool 4th place while the Suzuki Vitara confirms its instant blockbuster status by gaining 8 ranks on last month to a splendid #5. Finally the Hyundai Tucson lands directly at #16 with 82 sales and 1.1% share.

Previous month: Slovakia July 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms leadership

One year ago: Slovakia August 2014: VW Up shoots up into Top 10

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Slovakia July 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms leadership

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Slight delay for Slovakian data, but better late than never: the new car market is up 4% year-on-year in July to 7.608 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 47.939 units, also up 4% on 2014. The Skoda Fabia holds onto its newfound leadership thanks to 6.8% share, well above the Octavia (5%) and Rapid (4.6%) while the Hyundai i30 (3%) zooms past both the Kia Cee’d and VW Golf to take the year-to-date foreign models lead at 1.378 units. The Toyota RAV4 is up a gigantic 39 spots on June to break into the Slovakia Top 10 at #9, the Dacia Sandero is up 20 to #11, the Peugeot 308 up 25 to #14 and the Mitsubishi ASX up 16 to #17.

Previous month: Slovakia June 2015: Skoda Fabia takes control

One year ago: Slovakia July 2014: Skoda Fabia king of the roads

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Slovakia June 2015: Skoda Fabia takes control

Skoda Fabia Slovakia June 2015The Skoda Fabia is now #1 year-to-date in Slovakia

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New car sales in Slovakia are up 7% year-on-year in June to 7.908 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 40.321 units, up 4% on 2014. This month the Skoda Fabia shoots up to 7.9% share thanks to 625 sales, earning it the #1 spot year-to-date at 2.351 units and 5.8% vs. 2.249 and 5.6% for the Skoda Octavia down to #3 in June. The Rapid at #2 and 5.4% makes the podium 100% Skoda as usual. The Kia Cee’d (#4), Hyundai i30 (#5) and i20 (#6) are all one spot above their respective year-to-date rankings, knocking the VW Golf down to #7. The Opel Astra is up 5 spots on May to #9, the Renault Clio up 4 to #10 and the Suzuki Vitara maintains itself in Top 10 waters for the third consecutive month at #11. Notice also the Seat Leon up 29 ranks to #20, the Opel Mokka up 82 to #26 and the Nissan Pulsar up 70 to #52.

Previous month: Slovakia May 2015: Suzuki Vitara breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Slovakia June 2014: Skoda Fabia back in pole position

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Slovakia May 2015: Suzuki Vitara breaks into Top 10

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New car sales in Slovakia are up 3% year-on-year in May to 7.153 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 32.413 units, up 4% on 2014. The Skoda Fabia edges back past the Octavia this month thanks to 451 sales and 6.3% share vs. 400 and 5.6% but the Octavia retains the year-to-date pole position at 1.870 units vs. 1.726 for the Fabia. The Skoda Rapid rounds up the podium like last month, year-to-date and in 2014, the VW Golf, Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d follow like year-to-date as well. The big news in the Slovak Top 10 in May is the arrival of the Suzuki Vitara: up to 9th place with 132 sales and 1.8% share for its 2nd full month of sales in the country. Notice also the Opel Corsa up 10 spots on April to #11 and the VW Golf Sportsvan up 32 to #12.

Previous month: Slovakia April 2015: Suzuki Vitara already just outside Top 10

One year ago: Slovakia June 2014: Skoda Fabia back in pole position

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Slovakia April 2015: Suzuki Vitara already just outside Top 10

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New light vehicle sales in Slovakia are up by a splendid 12% year-on-year in April to 7.192 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 25.260 units, up 3% on 2014. As expected Skoda keeps the lead of the Slovak brands ranking although its share its down at 18.7% vs. 20.6% year-to-date. Volkswagen (10.1%), Hyundai (9.4%) and Kia (7.2%) follow. The Skoda Octavia reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date with just 6 units more than the Skoda Fabia, strong again at 5% share. Hyundai places both the i20 and i30 inside the April Top 5, with the i20 now the best-selling foreigner year-to-date, overtaking the VW Golf. For its first full month of sales in the country, the Suzuki Vitara surges to a fantastic 11th place with 116 deliveries and 1.6% share, confirming its instant blockbuster status in Eastern Europe after reaching #4 in Hungary and #28 in Poland this month.

Previous month: Slovakia March 2015: Skoda Fabia edges into pole position

One year ago: Slovakia April 2014: Skoda Octavia reclaims year-to-date #1 spot

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Slovakia March 2015: Skoda Fabia edges into pole position

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New car sales in Slovakia are up a robust 13% year-on-year in March to 7,323 registrations, bringing the first quarter total almost to neutral compared to 2014 at -0.4% and 18,068 units. For the first time since last July and thanks to the new generation finally slotting into gear, the Skoda Fabia edges past the Rapid by just 3 units to claim the pole position in March. Year-to-date however, the Fabia ranks third at 5% share vs. 6% for the Octavia and 5.7% for the Rapid.

Hyundai manages to places 3 models among the Top 9 best-sellers this month: the i20 remains in 4th place and 1st foreigner above the Golf (it is still behind the German compact car year-to-date), the i30 is up one spot on February to #6 and the ix35 is up 19 to #9. Other great performers in March include the Skoda Roomster up to #7 (it was #22 over FY14), the Mazda3 up 8 ranks to #14, the Mitsubishi ASX up 21 to #15, Dacia Sandero up 27 to #19 and the Peugeot 2008 up 28 to #20.

Previous month: Slovakia February 2015: Hyundai i20 hops up to #4

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Slovakia February 2015: Hyundai i20 hops up to #4

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The Slovak new car market displays almost perfect stability this month: down just one unit year-on-year in February to 5,766 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 10,745 units, down 7% on 2014. As usual, Skoda monopolises the models podium, albeit in a different order than over the Full Year 2014: the Octavia (6.4%) leads by far, ahead of the Rapid (5.1%) while the Fabia (4.7%) is up two spots on a paltry 5th place in January to round up the podium. Lifted by its much improved new generation, the Hyundai i20 is up to a splendid 4th place with 183 sales and 3.2% share vs. #14 in FY14, the Renault Clio is up to #11, the Renault Megane up to #14, Dacia Logan MCV up to #19 and Dacia Dokker up to #23.

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One year ago: Slovakia February 2014: VW Golf ahead of 3 Skodas!

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